Get what it takes to succeed, Apprentice-style
The fourth series of The Apprentice is already underway and Nicholas de Lacy-Brown has already demonstrated that academic prowess and a bucket-load of arrogance does not guarantee success in the Boardroom. All over the UK people are inevitably questioning whether they would have what it takes to triumph if pitted against other bright entrepreneurial talents.
But, Sir Alan Sugar is not the only holder of keys to a sparkling career. With so many interesting and diverse employment paths to choose from these days, it is important to know how to see off the competition by honing your confidence and ensuring you have the practical skills that employers are looking for.
Enhancing a CV with new and additional qualifications is a great way of bolstering self esteem and can help clinch that all important new job or raise promotion prospects. For over 170 years Pitman Training has been helping people to do exactly that, with an array of courses and flexible study options to suit different lifestyles: from web design to accountancy and payroll; from basic computer skills to specialist secretarial diplomas. A network of 100 training centres around the UK and Ireland means tomorrow’s ‘Apprentice’ can find a local place to start learning, whenever and wherever is most convenient.
Claire Lister, managing director of Pitman Training Group said: “The Apprentice is the toughest recruitment drive on television. Chances are the next job you go for won’t be televised but the pressure and competition can sometimes feel just as great in the ‘real’ world. Pitman Training’s practical work-focussed programmes really do improve people’s confidence and employability.” She continues: “Accomplishing something new can add another string to your bow from a professional standpoint and at the same time deliver a huge amount of personal satisfaction. Unlike many colleges, where you have to wait for the start of a new term, you can start learning with Pitman Training as soon as you are ready and then use your new skills to take your career to the next level.”